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Astronomy Night. Havana, IL

June 23-24, 2017. HAVANA REGIONAL (9I0 – Niner-India-Zero)

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NASA Hubble image of UGC 1810

Havana Regional Airport is hosting a fly-in featuring astronomy, camping and a pancake breakfast. Our guides to the cosmos will be the astronomers and astrophysicists from the University of Illinois Astronomy Club. They are bringing high-powered telescopes for your chance to see your favorite constellations and ask all the questions you have always wanted to ask about the universe. 

Bring your binoculars and telescopes, but more importantly ,bring your stellar curiosity! 

Friday’s evening meal will be catered at the airfield. EAA Chapter 1420 will serve a pancake breakfast Saturday morning. There will be a small charge for the meals. Havana Regional has a very nice pilot lounge with restroom facilities. Plan on arriving before sunset with your camping gear. Runway lights and beacon will be off by NOTAM at 21:30 CDT (03:30 GMT.) Celestial observations will begin with the first appearances in the evening sky. Observations will take place through the night for those who stay awake for this exciting event.

This event is sponsored by EAA Chapter 1420 and supported by the Havana Airport Authority and the Recreational Aviation Foundation, (RAF). 

For info contact: Michael Perkins, EAA Chapter 1420 President, flybyewire@gmail.com, or Mike Purpura, RAF IL State Liaison, mpurpura@TheRAF.org 

June 23rd, 2017 5:00 PM   through   June 24th, 2017 10:00 AM

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